A collection of comics with a millennial take on marriage, adulthood, pet ownership, self-love, and self-care.
Finally, comics that answer life’s most pressing questions: Is my partner actually upset or just hangry? Whose turn is it to remember the reusable shopping bags? Is it appropriate to put up Halloween décor two months in advance? (Spoiler alert: Yes. Yes, it is.)
“Opposites attract” has never rung truer when it comes to vivacious extrovert Meg and her level-headed introvert husband, Carson. Carson makes his coffee with only the finest locally roasted beans; Meg microwaves two-day-old joe. Carson is reserved and rarely opens up to friends; Meg ensures everyone in her life—including her mailman—knows about her hemorrhoid. From the joys of marrying your best friend to the bizarre musings of a twelve-pound pup to the humor and heartbreak of anxiety, Meg’s all-too-relatable comics leave no stone unturned. Dorky and downright hilarious, Why Are You Like This? explores what it means to make fun of oneself and find laughter in the little things.
About the Author
Meg Adams is a comics and story artist based in Bend, OR. You can find her bundled up with her dogs, sipping hot cocoa, and working on a variety of projects ranging from comics to illustrations.
“Meg Adams pulls inspiration from the mundane and turns it into intensely relatable content that is hilarious, absurd, and so touching.” (Destiny Johnsons, The Oregonian)
"Why Are You Like This? is a great antidote for doom scrolling or when you want a laugh about the dorky, little things in life and relationships, or just need a gentle hug and reassurance that things will be okay.& (Gay League)
“Reading this book feels like I’m hanging out with a relatable and hilarious best friend! Meg is a master of hilarious facial expressions!& (Alina Tysoe, author of What’s Up Beanie?)
“Meg’s comics have a certain something that makes them ridiculously charming… and when I found out what that 'something’ is, I’m stealing it.” (Jimmy Craig, author of They Can Talk: A Collection of Comics about Animals)
This was so stinking cute and relatable in so many ways! The illustrations were hilarious and the situations the characters found themselves in had me laughing out loud on every other page and nodding my head the next. I’m a single woman myself, but Why Are You Like this perfectly depicts what it’s like to exist as a woman in general. Our quirks, desires, and thoughts, and how much of a rollercoaster of emotions it can be. I saw myself in this graphic novel and it left me feeling warm, fuzzy, and most of all- understood. It was as short and sweet as this review, (Read As A Dornail, Medium.com)